Marble Surface

 Amy Groven

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Welcome! I'm Amy and I am excited you found my page!  I have been helping people heal from trauma since 2011. Trauma often creates patterns and loops that extend into many areas of a person's life, and can be difficult or painful to overcome. Often the way people survive their trauma brings them more pain, reinforces negative beliefs that perpetuate a cycle (think bad habits, bad relationships, and low self-esteem), and can contribute to having a chaotic life.

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I have helped people who have suffered from:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Poor Self-Esteem

  • PTSD & Other Trauma 

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Somatic Disorders

  • Substance Abuse

  • Pornography Addiction

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Childhood Abuse and Neglect

I work with clients to overcome their past, calm their bodies, and bring peace to their own lives. My practice focuses on bolstering strengths so they can face their past and find new meaning in life. I utilize a variety of techniques, such as grounding and meditation, somatic interventions, EMDR, as well as talk therapy techniques.

 

I can hold space for you and teach you how to hold that space for yourself. Join me here to learn ways to care for yourself and move past the trauma that has been haunting you.

When I am not treating clients, I can be found riding my adult tricycle, laying under a tree somewhere or playing with my incredibly adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Luna. 

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Wild Path

Education & Certificates

Education

2012 Chapman University

Masters of Arts in Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

2010 California State University Sacramento

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

Certifications & Continuing Education

2020- Trauma Studies Certificate- Trauma Research Institute

 

2020- Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing- Institute for Sensory Motor Art Therapy

2020- EMDR Simplifying Case Formulation- EMDRIA

2020- EMDR Transgenerational Impact of Trauma- EMDRIA

2020- EMDR Facilitated by Internal Family Systems- EMDRIA

2020- Trauma-Related Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders: Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Some of the Most Misunderstood Disorders in the DSM- Pesi

2019 EMDR Training Course: Integrating EMDR Into Your Practice- EMDR Consulting

 

2019- Advanced Topics in Clinical Supervision- Zur Institute

2019- Supervision in the Recovery Field- Zur Institute

2019- Supervision in Social Work Practice- Zur Institute

2019-2021 CASOMB Independent Practitioner- California Sex Offender Management Board

Speaking Engagements

2020- Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Secondary Trauma- Judicial Council

2019- Motivational Interviewing: Breaking through the Resistance- California Coalition On Sexual Offending

Affiliations

CAMFT- Since 2018